What is Exemestane?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aromasin

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Exemestane is an antineoplastic agent and an aromatase inactivator it is used as treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women whose disease has progressed following tamoxifen therapy.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 4
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Exemestane

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle and joint pain 3
Bone pain 2
Fatigue 2
Cognitive confusion 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Diabetes type 2 1

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Exemestane

Dosage Patients Percentage
25 mg daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Exemestane

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Exemestane

Duration

Currently taking Exemestane

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Exemestane

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Exemestane after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tamoxifen (Tamoxol) 4
Letrozole (Femara) 2
Fulvestrant (Faslodex) 1
Palbociclib (Ibrance) 1

Patients stopped taking Exemestane and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Anastrozole (Arimidex) 3
Palbociclib (Ibrance) 2
Chemotherapy 1
Letrozole (Femara) 1
Last updated:
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